Connect with us

Allen Iverson speaks out on his legendary crossover on Michael Jordan

On March 12, 1997 during his rookie season with the Philadelphia 76ers, NBA icon Allen Iverson crossed over Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan.

It was a special play for Iverson since Jordan was his hero growing up.

On the latest episode of All The Smoke with former NBA forwards Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, Iverson talked about his legendary move on Jordan.

“This that young boy sh*t, you know what I mean. You ain’t seen nothing like this. And then I heard Phil Jackson call him out. He called him out on the switch. Come here, man,” the former NBA star recalled.

“Now imma try my move on the best person that I’ve ever seen play the game. Now imma see if this move is real. And now I’m like oh sh*t, and the craziest part is I didn’t know what I did until ESPN and errbody else talking about it. I hit him with that thang.”

Michael Jordan and the Bulls wound up defeating Allen Iverson and the Sixers by four points. MJ finished with 23 points, five rebounds and three assists, while A.I. put up 37 points, two boards and four assists.

Both Jordan and Iverson are in the Hall of Fame. They are two NBA legends who will never be forgotten by basketball fans due to their impact on the game, both on and off the floor.

Jordan, a six-time NBA champion, averaged 30.1 points, 6.2 rebounds and 5.3 assists during his legendary career. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2009.

Iverson, meanwhile, finished his career with averages of 26.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 6.2 assists. He was voted into the Hall of Fame in 2016.